City to Sign Agreement for Boardwalk Development

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night authorized a master development agreement for the construction of the Katy Boardwalk hotel, conference center, and parking facilities. Mayor Chuck Brawner said construction is expected to begin within the next 25 days. The city, through its Katy Development Authority, will contribute $18 million, or approximately 18 percent, of the $98 million cost for the hotel, conference center, and parking facilities. Money from the city will be […]


HOUSTON (Dec. 27, 2018) – You don’t need a Walkman or a mixtape to relive your favorite ’80s tunes. You can hear them live performed by your Houston Symphony under the direction of Columbus Symphony Pops Conductor Stuart Chafetz with special guests Nicole Parker and Aaron Finley in the Pops Series program Totally ’80s Jan. 11-12 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Show-stopping vocalist and Mad TV actress Nicole Parker, best-known as […]

Brawner to Seek Second Term as Mayor

Chuck and Marcy Brawner

By George Slaughter Mayor Chuck Brawner announced Thursday that he would be seeking a second term as mayor. “Serving Katy has been a distinct honor and I would be humbled to serve one more term to complete the work we have begun together,” Brawner said in a news release. “The families of Katy were at the center of my campaign when I ran for mayor and our Katy families remain the center of my re-election […]

American Legion Oratorical Winner

Sid Puranik, a senior at Tompkins High School, won a $250 college scholarship in the 2018-19 oratorical contest sponsored by American Legion Post 164 in Katy.  He’s pictured on Nov. 28 with Post 164 members Ernie Cormier (left) and Harry Woodstrom.  The next level of competition will be on Jan. 9 in Pasadena for Houston-area winners.  (Photo by Forrest Croom)   (Photo and caption submitted by Greg Clock of Post 164 on Dec. 13, 2018; […]